Published Sep 06, 2013Pop weirdo Ariel Pink spent years self-recording his own odd compositions, but he's stepped out of his DIY bubble in recent years by releasing sonically rich albums and becoming one of indiedom's preeminent songwriters. This presumably helped him land a new gig scoring an upcoming film called Bad Vibes.
As the above film poster implies, it's a werewolf flick. The plot surrounds the fictional '60s band Sunrise Majesty, a chart-topping psychedelic rock group who become werewolves and threaten to infect their fans.
The film is being written and directed by David Gebroe (Zombie Honeymoon). It's being produced by SpectreVision's Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller, who are joined by executive producer John Landis (National Lampoon's Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London).
Pink said in a statement, "The script totally blew me away with its horrifying revisionist take on the sixties. It's like a bizarro-world chronology of free love, dark psychedelic music and permissiveness gone hog-wild. My fans will get to hear a side of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti that no one's ever heard before, and that couldn't be more inspiring to me creatively."
Casting for the film is currently underway. There's no word as to exactly when it will come out.
Pink was first attached to Bad Vibes close to two years ago. Initial reports had him pegged to produce and star in the film, but the new press release implies that he's only involved in a musical capacity.